A gallery of design – Race Relations
June 3, 2013

White Privilege by Sebastian Tory-Pratt
 Sebastian TP new
Working on this project showed me the blindness Canadian society can have to race issues. It saddens me that it took this project to finally generate the first real discussions about race relations I have ever had in an academic institution, but I am excited to learn more and become a better ally.

– Sebastian Tory-Pratt, s.tory.pratt@gmail.com, Design Studio 4 with Lorely Gaunt
Is equality in the eye of the beholder? by Min Yan Liang
This experience has brought to my attention that race relations is a topic of concern in the world. Now I am familiar with what race relations really means, I can tell my friends about the topic, and educate others to think about what equality is in terms of race. Another topic of concern is freedom of speech. I learned so much by talking about freedom of speech and hope to educate others to protect their own and others' freedom of speech in Nova Scotia.

– Min Yan Liang, minnnn49@gmail.com, Design Studio 4 with May Chung and Advanced Illustration with Jeff Domm
Are we so different? by Ian Fraga Muntoreanu
 Ian Fraga Muntoreanu
As an exchange student, doing this poster helped me to understand Canadian concerns about human rights. It led me to the conclusion that despite all the differences between Canada and Brazil, people are people, in good and bad aspects. Before I used to think that people living in a 'developed' country would be more liberal than people from a country as religious and at the stage of development as Brazil. It is not true, I have heard some beautiful and some terrible speeches which showed me that acceptance and prejudice are still unfortunately hot topics everywhere.

– Ian Fraga Muntoreanu, ianmuntoreanu@gmail.com, Design Studio 4 with Lorely Gaunt
An equal chance by Maureen A. Schimnowsky
 Maureen Schimnowsky
Creating a poster that reflects my own views on race relations was both a wonderful opportunity and a challenge. It involved research, self-reflection, and peer-based critique. It was necessary to question my own assumptions in order to create a positive image that I felt could express my hopes while remaining accessible to everyone.

– Maureen A. Schimnowsky, maureen.schim@sasktel.net, Advanced Illustration with Jeff Domm
Skin Deep Discrimination by Kate V. Wilton
 Kate Wilton
This poster is an abstract image to address race relations. I spent a lot of time focusing on the similarities in people instead of the differences. All of us have skin made up pf the exact same pigment called melanin. Our skin tone just varies in different shades. I have chosen to write the sentence, “skin is just a colour” on this woman to express to people how similar we all really are.

– Kate V. Wilton, katewilton@gmail.com, Design Studio 4 with Lorely Gaunt
 Focus on Similarities by Kyle A. Shields
 Kyle Shields
After learning so much about human rights issues, I have a new perspective on the world. I feel this experience has opened my eyes. I have used my new found knowledge to not only help eliminate my own implicit bias, but to share the information with everyone I meet in hopes of helping to make this world more tolerant.

– Kyle Shields, kyleandrewshields@gmail.com, Design Studio 4 with Lorely Gaunt